Tristesse Agawela and Barbed Wire Bouquets

Tristesse Agawela
Spends her days
Wandering the forest
Pulling left over
Memories of others
From the soil while
Wires coil anew
Growing planted arrows
Neighborly deterrents
Entangling her legs
She pulls nails from
Trees plastic from mud
Carrying homeward
Bouquets of barbed wire
Tristesse Agawela
Cries with the beauty
Of sunsets brightened
By their passing
Her arms filled with
Lovers gifts forest
Wires and garbage
Arms and hands ankles
Bleeding sunset red echoes
Unseen pains singing dark
Harmonic where now where now
Where now where now
Replant sharpened blooms
Bouquets of barbed wire
Tristesse Agawela
Finds endless fences of
Bad juju pointed ill will
Trapping pathway no escape
Spirits lonesome wisps
Tree Loa learn place
No flowers no rum
Offered speared ribbons of
Cement and perfumed blood
Historical markers
Of thoughtless beings
Vacationing from death
Leaving scattered misery
Bouquets of barbed wire
Tristesse Agawela
Wanders landfill public
Gardens poisoned wilderness
Encountering danger walls
Of despairing hopelessness
Where sensible beautiful
Wishes are manifest privately
Though she has worked
Fifty thousand years
Her body is discarded
Civilization weighted
With sacrifice lovingly
Sweetly gifted rusting
Bouquets of barbed wire
Bear … 05.08.2015


11 comments on “Tristesse Agawela and Barbed Wire Bouquets

  1. Hank Williams the GREAT, aurait pu chanter ce texte triste et envoûtant …!!!

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  2. willowdot21 says:

    Wonderfully sad and to the point!

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  3. Hello Sweet Bear. This is so beautiful! You know I have never asked you your name. I hope you don’t mind if I call you Bear. I love it! I also love your beautiful profile photo! 😀 ❤

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    • Thank you Mickie-Marie . I like that you have called me Sweet Bear. Thank you. Your uplifting words provide encouragement to many of us in dark moments … and sunny times, too 🙂 I often think of you, especially at sun-rise. ❤


  4. Lisa says:

    This is one of the most beautiful poems you have written. It’s so full. I really enjoyed it. Very much. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. What a wonderful poem and story. LOVED IT!
    Thanks for sharing it with us.

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